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Old 04-05-2013, 12:52 PM
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Default Re: Need help getting set up

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Originally Posted by bpeterson View Post
Thanks for the answers! I will probably just get an employee to put the line and backing on for me although I would have rathered not for future purposes but I guess I can learn then.
It is very time consuming to crank backing on. Fortunately I have access to a commercial line winder. In your case, you do not.

When you go to the shop, ask the sales guy how he estimates line backing. I can explain it, but it's rather easy if you see it done.

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One more question... How do you tie your leaders and do you just use mono fishing line?
You can buy tapered leaders if you wish. If I feel like tying your own leaders, Ditz's suggestion is very basic and works.

If I feel like tying my own LMB leader, it is usually 4 feet 40 pound test, 2 feet 25 pound test, 2 feet 16 pound test. I use double Nail Knots jammed together. The butt end has a Perfection Loop on the end for a quick leader change with the fly line. It helps having a Tie Fast Knot Tyer for making the Nail Knots.

Dennis
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